3M is a $30 billion science and manufacturing company committed to innovation. With a global presence in industrial, safety and graphics, electronics and energy, health care, and consumer markets, our 90,000 employees connect with customers to improve lives daily.
How to Get Hired
We asked 3M for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
At 3M, we believe our behaviors shape our culture, help us execute our strategies and bring our vision to life. Behaviors are observable and measurable. Thus, we have created six Leadership Behaviors that can help leaders – meaning all 3M employees – be more progressive, diverse, inclusive and competitive. We are looking for people who not only have the right business/technical experience but are able to demonstrate the following leadership behaviors: Play to win; Innovate; Foster collaboration & teamwork; Prioritize & execute; Develop others & self; Act with integrity & transparency.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Here, we look for candidates with diverse experience who are looking to grow through challenging work and who have a proven track record of success. They should be able to articulate examples of this in the application process. Prospective employees who have researched 3M and can explain why they would be a strong candidate for our company tend to really stand out. At 3M, a diverse global workforce is a business imperative. Our diverse and inclusive culture ensures we bring different perspectives, ideas and approaches to our work. This is what fuels 3M’s success. As global markets expand, (more than 60 percent of 3M’s sales come from outside the United States), we rely on employees who understand the needs of diverse customers. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our global customers, suppliers and channel partners, and build on each employee’s abilities to achieve greater customer satisfaction and accelerated growth.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
3M is a leading global company with five business groups and 26 divisions. We have a strong global presence that includes manufacturing, marketing, development, sales and support for our businesses around the world. Research and development is the heartbeat of 3M and we are continuously looking for top diverse talent in that space. Manufacturing is another area of strength that sets us apart and remains a hiring focus for us in the coming year. Finally, our 3M brand platform – 3M Science. Applied to Life™ – is the promise we make and keep for our customers every day. Providing practical solutions to solve tough problems requires us to hire the best and brightest marketing and sales talent to support our technical powerhouse.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, we leverage our 46 technology platforms in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our nearly 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world solving the toughest problems. Candidates interested in joining 3M can visit 3M's career website, http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/3M-Careers-NA/Home/. This site allows candidates to explore professional opportunities with a company where innovation is a way of life. If they don’t see anything of interest, they can subscribe to our talent community to be notified of future opportunities. For more information, they can visit www.3M.com, follow us @3MCareers or learn more at YouTube.com/3MCareers. There are a number of different ways to start a career search at 3M.